Walker wins PGA Stroke Play Championship in playoff

PORT ST. LUCIE - Brett Walker of Ukiah, Calif., picked a nice time to win his first professional event, and he did so with style.
Walker fired an 8-under 63 Tuesday to get into a playoff, then birdied the first extra hole to defeat Omar Uresti and win the PGA Stroke Play Championship at PGA Golf Club.
Walker started the final round four shots out of the lead, but played his first 10 holes on the Ryder Course in seven-under to charge into contention against a quality leaderboard that included PGA stalwarts Uresti, Rod Perry, Bob Sowards and Ben Kern.
The 29-year-old Walker, who spends his winters in Jupiter and works as a PGA Assistant Professional at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, earned $5,400 for the victory.
Defending champion Jason Caron (67-206) of Oyster Bay, N.Y., tied for ninth. Caron, a former Jupiter resident, was recently named PGA Professional Player of the Year.
The Stroke Play Championship is part of the PGA Winter Championships, which are presented by GolfPass and PrimeSport.

SOURCE: PGA of America